James Millington

James Millington


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Research interests (short)

Quantitative modelling and compuational simulation of ecological and social systems. Personal homepage

Biographical details

James is a broadly trained geographer and landscape ecologist with expertise in developing bespoke modelling tools to investigate spatial ecological and socio-economic processes and their interaction. 

Research interests include:

  • Agent-based modelling of geographical systems 
  • Spatial modelling of ecological succession-disturbance dynamics 
  • Socio-ecological modelling for natural resource management 
  • Epistemology of modelling and simulation
Prior to beginning his lectureship James held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, also in the Department of Geography at King’s. Before this, James spent several years as Visiting Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, USA. James received his PhD in Geography in 2007, an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management (with Distinction), and a BSc (Hons) in Geography (First class) all from King's College London.
Research during these positions has been published in the Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, Ecological Modelling, Forest Ecology and Management, Ecosystems and Landscape Ecology. James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a long-standing member of the International Association of Landscape Ecology. He is currently an Associate Editor for Plant Ecology. 


For more detail on James' research and publications, visit his personal websiteblogtwitter feed, or feel free to email james.millington at kcl.ac.uk. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Academic Practice, Postgraduate Certificate , King's College London

Award Date: 1 Sept 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Geography, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Master of Science, Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Science, Geography, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002


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